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    Correcting Some Common Dog Problems
    Correcting Some Common Dog Problems When your puppy or dog does something you don't like, you need to teach her not to do it. Here are three general ideas that should help you deal with most problems. Number one: Figure out why your dog is doin...
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    Childproof Your Dog and Bite-Proof Your Kids
    Childproof Your Dog and Bite-Proof Your Kids If you got your dog as a companion for your children, you need to know that happy canine and child relationships don't happen by accident. Young puppies play rough and have sharp teeth and claws. They...
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    Five Essential Commands for Your Dog
    Five Essential Commands for Your Dog Who wants to stand in the yard calling a dog that ignores you until he's good and ready to obey? Who wants a dog that won't lie down and stay where you tell him? We've probably all known dogs like that, and t...
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    Dog Obedience School
    Dog Obedience School Grrrrowls Never leave a choke chain or pinch collar on your dog when you aren't with him or when he's in a crate, and never let dogs play together with choke chains or pinch collars on. Choke chains and pinch collars can get...
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    Dog Training Tools
    Dog Training Tools Grrrrowls More dogs are turned over to shelters and put to sleep for poor behavior than for any other reason. Poor behavior is nearly always caused by lack of training and socialization. Don't let your dog die because you fail...
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    Puppies: Mouthing and Biting
    Puppies: Mouthing and Biting When your puppy played with her siblings and her mama, she used her mouth. When she plays with you, she'll probably want to use her mouth until you teach her not to. Most puppies don't mean to hurt you, but those pup...
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    Don't Jump on Grandma!
    Don't Jump on Grandma! If you won't want your dog to jump up on people when he's bigger, don't let him do it as a little puppy. A small dog that jumps up can be a big problem for children, and a major annoyance for adults. A medium or large dog ...
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    Crate Training Your Puppy
    Crate Training Your Puppy A crate is a puppy owner's second-best friend. Properly used, a crate will help with potty training your puppy, prevent chewing and other destructive behaviors, provide a familiar refuge at home or away, and keep your p...
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    Preparing Your Puppy to Learn
    Preparing Your Puppy to Learn Your puppy wants to please you. If he learns that learning is fun, he'll learn quickly and you'll enjoy each other more. Your goal in the beginning should be to forge a bond of trust, mutual respect, and understandi...